Contact Us

    Director of Federal Programs and Alternative Operations
    Office of Federal Programs and Alternative Operations
    District Liaison for Special Populations
    Private School Liaison
    Education Associate, CTE/Perkins
    District Lead Nurse

    District Services: Visiting Teachers

    Visiting Teacher
    Visiting Teacher
    Visiting Teacher
    Robert Smith
    Visiting Teacher
    Click here for VT assigned to you.

About Our Department

  • Federal Programs:

    Federal education programs are resources that are administered to states by the US Department of Education. These programs are designed to support the mission to be of quality assistance and support in many areas.

    The aid is spear-headed to strengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual, and to supplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education.

    The hope is that the funding will encourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs and promote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through federally supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information.

    The funding is spent to improve the coordination of Federal education programs, advance the management of Federal education activities and to intensify the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.

    These programs include but are not limited to resources such as IDEA, Title I Part A, Title II Part A, Title III, Title IV, McKinney-Vento Homeless Program (under Title I), Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act; and many more. 

    Each year we submit the Consolidated Grant Application (CGA) to the Delaware Department of Education.

    Our office is the main point of contact for all things Title I.

    Other contacts for other Federal Programs are as follows:

    Title II & Title IV: Harold Shaw, Director of Curriculum

    Title III: Carolina (Carol) Beck, Supervisor of English Learners (EL)

    Perkins: Louis (Lou) Mingione, Education Associate

    IDEA: Sarah Celestin, Director of Special Services

    Alternative Operations:

    Red Clay is part of the New Castle County Consortium for alternative programming. We work with three programs:

    Positive CHANGE Academy, Parkway Academy and Kingswood Academy.

    Click here for contact information for each program. 

    District Liaison for Special Populations:

    April Anderson is the District Liaison for Special Populations for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. April serves as the primary contact for both children in foster care and families experiencing homelessness. Through the coordination of multiple services, April ensures that all students enroll in school and have the opportunity to succeed academically.

    Understanding that every family has varied circumstances, April enjoys connecting with families to meet them where they are.  A Delaware native, April takes pride in graduating from Red Clay Schools and will always consider herself an “AI Tiger”. In her spare time she travels every opportunity she can and plans to hike across every US National Park. The motto she tries to live by is…”Leave people better than you found them.”

    Title I & Title II Private School Liaison:

    Prepares and mail Intent to Participate forms to all the private schools located within the Red Clay Consolidated School District to see which schools are interested in receiving allocations from available federal programs (Title I, Title IIA, Title IIB, Title III, Title IV and IDEA); Collects and distributes list of interested private schools to appropriate department heads; Mails or emails poverty data forms to all private schools interested in receiving Title I services; Collects and compiles poverty data information and send to DSC for processing; Leads two Red Clay Meaningful Consultation Meetings per year for all private schools receiving Title IIA services (fall and spring); Collects and processes Title IIA paperwork from private schools for reimbursement; Manages and updates Title IIA school balances on Google Docs; Collects and processes Title I invoices from vendor; Maintains audit-ready ongoing communication with our private schools

    Career and Technical Education (CTE)/Perkins:

    The federal Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) focuses on helping local education agencies enhance Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as strengthen opportunities for youth. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs allow Delaware students the chance to earn early college credits, industry-recognized credentials and work experience while still in high school. To earn a living wage in today’s economy, all students must pursue education beyond high school. This education can include a two-year or four-year college degree, certification program, apprenticeship, formal job training or military service. The type of education students choose depends on each student’s unique interests and skills.

    Supervisor of Health Services

    Mandy Pennington is a native Delawarean and serves as the Superviosr of Health Services for the Red Clay Consolidated School District. In her role, Mandy is the resource for the Red Clay Consolidated School District school nurses and is the liaison to district administrative staff on school health issues. After spending 20 years as a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse at both Christiana Care and Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Mandy transitioned into the school nursing. Mandy maintains her neonatal nurse certification and is a CPR/AED instructor.

    Mandy received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Delaware Technical and Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University. Mandy believes in connecting with communities while helping children reach optimal health and academic potential.

    District Services (Dropout Prevention, Visiting Teachers):

    Red Clay utilizes our team of Visiting Teachers to provide support to our schools. Click here to find your assigned VT. 

Where We Are

  • District Office

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, Delaware 19805